The one vital secret to making your house a smart home

CoffeeCatDogKid | The one vital secret to making your house a smart home

Remember that Disney Channel movie called Smart House? Some kid wins a whole house—complete with artificial intelligence and total automation. Wouldn't that be nice! Of course, the house turns out to be evil, but who didn't watch this movie and think, I need that house! Eighteen years later and now Best Buy has a whole section … Continue reading The one vital secret to making your house a smart home

What Carrie Fisher taught me about normalizing mental illness

CoffeeCatDogKid | What Carrie Fisher taught me about normalizing mental illness

Carrie Fisher died today. She was a hero of normalizing mental illness, in a society that otherwise stigmatizes it—to the point that many people subconsciously, and even consciously, opt against treatment when we see ourselves going off the rails. In honor of her memory, I want to share my own story. I find myself at … Continue reading What Carrie Fisher taught me about normalizing mental illness

An open letter to my unborn daughter after the election of Donald Trump

CoffeeCatDogKid | An open letter to my unborn daughter after the election of Donald Trump

To my unborn daughter, due mere days after Donald Trump is elected: I imagined yesterday that I would be writing a much different letter than this one. I imagined I would write about how you’d never know any reality except for that in which a woman could be elected president. I imagined I would write … Continue reading An open letter to my unborn daughter after the election of Donald Trump